Phil Rosenthal Finds Beauty & Friendship on Food/Travel Show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”

Can a taste of homemade gelato in Tuscany produce a transcendent moment of beauty? It did for Phil Rosenthal, the comedy writer and creator of “Everybody Love’s Raymond,” in his new PBS food/travel series “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” While Phil admits that he’s not a religious man, he actually tears up a little because [Read More…]

Bill Murray and Others Offer Jokes for the Pope – and a Good Cause

Today, I discovered a website called JokeWithThePope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies, “the Catholic Church’s official support organization for overseas missions since 1822, providing for a global network of people who are making a difference for communities in need around the globe. These change-makers offer help to the most vulnerable communities of [Read More…]

Jim Gaffigan: I Love Talking About Religion & Making It Appeal to Others

The recently opened Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in downtown Manhattan hosted a panel discussion and screening of Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan’s TV Land comedy series “The Jim Gaffigan Show” this past Tuesday night. Though I wasn’t there, The Christophers’ Father Jonathan Morris served as the moderator and discussed the topic of religion with [Read More…]

New York City Church Replaces Retired Groundskeeper with Sheep

The groundskeeper at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Manhattan told the pastor there, Monsignor Sakano, that he was thinking about retiring. How, he wondered, would the priest tend to the grass and bushes when that came to pass. “I’ll get sheep,” responded Msgr. Sakano. And so he did. They’re named Mulberry, Elizabeth, and Mott [Read More…]


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